Until recently, there were few home receivers that could tune the free digital AM and FM broadcasts known as HD Radio. But several companies are now offering receivers; more models are expected by January. The New York Times tested some receivers in Seattle in a second-floor apartment and in a single-family detached house. Here's a look at five of them.
In testing, The New York Times found that the RadioShack Accurian offers above-average despite being the lowest-priced receiver reviewed. Its remote control slips into a slot on top of the radio for storage, a nice option found in no other receiver. It has a clock, but there is no way to use it as an alarm.
The Accurian had excellent reception in the detached house, but suffered somewhat in the apartment test.
December 8, 2006 9:45 AM PST
Photo by: RadioShack
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